Merriam-Webster’s 2007 Word of the Year

As I mentioned in my previous post (Vote for Webster’s 2007 Word of the Year; Visual Dictionary) American dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster was taking a word poll.

The winner is w00t! (woot with zeros, à la leet [l33t] speak), like yay! But I’d say woo hoo!/woohoo! would be closer. Merriam-Webster also points out that it can be an acronym for “We Owned the Other Team.”

I’ve seen w00t a lot in Internet posts, so I’m not surprised it got the most votes.

Naturally, Google has a leet interface (as well as a Klingon interface).

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